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1  Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse in Dessert by PixieVal on: November 06, 2014 09:01:43 AM
My sweet tooth calls to me late at night whispering my name. Except it sounds more like a scream. And more like eat all the Halloween candy! Im trying my best to lose weight so I have been working on getting my sweet craving in healthier ways. Cheesy With this I got in my sweet with fewer calories and more protein and other good stuff for me!

2/3 cup cottage cheese
   1/4 cup almond milk
   1 T Honey
   2 T unsweetened coco powder
   1 tsp Peanut Butter
   1 drop of Vanilla Extract
   Blend in magic bullet until creamy!
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2  Elsa and Baby Anna in CHALLENGE 104 ENTRIES by PixieVal on: November 03, 2014 10:41:03 PM
Thanks for coming to look, I'm just excited I finally actually made costumes this year!
This was my first year making Halloween costumes, unless you count last year where I glued a unicorn horn on my belly and on a headband and went as a pregnant unicorn.
My daughter,Lily, has been OBSESSED with this movie called Frozen. It came to theaters right before my baby, Willow, was born this past winter and Lily was so excited to have a sister after asking for years that she pretty much decided this movie was about her life. SPOILER ALERT Thanks, I'd rather not sink on a boat.  Roll Eyes
I sewed the skirt and cape from scratch, I don't really know how to make clothes, so I was pretty excited about that! The shirt was pieced together and sewn onto a plain white shirt.

The hat was crocheted just using a regular beanie pattern and tying on long hair for the braid.
Now, baby Anna was super simple because she didn't really seem to care that it was Halloween.  Shocked Puff paint on a black shirt and a little blue tutu that she used just for a chew chew.
And surprise she didn't want to sit for a picture!




Here they are together kind of.. Wow, its hard to get two kids to cooperate at the same time.

 
And just to show I actually sewed it and didn't just tape it together, we are in a drought and it hasn't rained since last January. It started raining 30 minutes into trick or treat when we had walked a good 3/4 miles from the house. Not just rain, but monsoon type of stuff where we had to pour water out of our shoes, and the costume actually stayed together! I was really excited about that, even though someone else was not,  Grin



Elsa was loosely based off this tutorial, I'm too lazy to follow a tutorial all the way through  Kiss
http://kikicomin.com/diy-frozen-elsa-dress-tutorial-the-skirt/
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3  Hooded Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: September 18, 2014 12:43:55 PM
So my friend is moving away in a few weeks back to the North where she will need warm gear! She loves fall colors and looks beautiful in them as well so I made her this hoodie/scarf for a going away gift for her. I found the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mother-hood






Im slowly coming out of my creative funk as the baby gets a little older and my homework is tapering off. Im going to try to start posting some stuff on Craftster again as I finish them up.  I always miss this place when I stay away too long.
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4  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: February 04, 2014 11:11:31 AM
Pictures up of my beautiful goodies! We have been unexpectedly away from the home a lot the past 2 weeks, so its taken me a while to get pictures.
From zadok some beautiful additions for my ocean wall:


Up on my wall!

And better pictures of the beautiful work from rockmygypsysoul




Thank you so much, you guys are so talented!
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5  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: January 22, 2014 04:23:08 PM
I received a beautiful piece of art by rockmygypsysoul inspired by a piece on my Pinterest. I am having photo issues and am not home now for a few days, so if you have a better picture please post! If not i will post a better one when I get home.

Beautiful squares and great ric rac from Rubytuesday.

Thank you both so much!!
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6  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by PixieVal on: January 15, 2014 09:13:06 AM
Received a great selection of squares for my patchwork square afghan! Thank you Breegy!
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7  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by PixieVal on: January 11, 2014 05:02:23 PM
Project dump! Only stash used in the making of these projects.
Rapunzel hats for my friends daughters Annabelle and Abigail. We exchange our Christmas gifts next week so I just now made them.


Januarys secret CAL project with Hook and Needle group

Doctor Who sign

Used my fabric Everquest map.


Stash Swap Projects
A hat for a cute little guy!

A crocheted basket made from wool blend.


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8  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by PixieVal on: January 11, 2014 04:56:44 PM
Project dump! With these and the others Ive posted, Im at 6/50
Rapunzel hats for my friends daughters Annabelle and Abigail. We exchange our Christmas gifts next week so I just now made them.


Januarys secret CAL project with Hook and Needle group

Doctor Who sign

Used my fabric Everquest map.

Airbrush art for Lilys room


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9  Cabled and Shell Afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by PixieVal on: January 08, 2014 08:42:17 PM
When a friend of mine was offering up loads of camouflage yarn that she had in her stash for over 8 years for free, I jumped on that. My husband is a hunter and loves camouflage, and I have been promising him a decent sized blanket for years. He is holding up the blanket in the first picture, and he is 5 foot 11 so I think the blanket is an easy 6 feet tall. It was a project of love that I worked on since the summer whenever I had crochet time and he was not around, it was a Christmas surprise, and Id say he was pretty happy!
I have a hard time picking up the detail with the variegated yarn, but Red Heart in the pattern link uses a solid color and you can see the detail better on theirs. This was a super easy pattern that was easy to watch TV and listen to books on tape or talk with friends while you make it.

He is holding the blanket up in this picture




The yarn was all Red Heart Super Saver, and after I finished making the blanket I ended up rubbing conditioner into the whole thing and running it through the washer a few times (without soap) to get it nice and soft and cuddly.
I used this pattern:
http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/cabled-shell-throw
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10  Doctor Who Don't Blink Airbrushed Sign in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by PixieVal on: January 04, 2014 06:18:58 PM
All frightening thoughts should be airbrushed in pink, shouldnt they?
Totally inspired by the craftalongs of 50 projects in 2014 and 2014 Destash-Along, I have been crafting a lot the past few days.
So we got this kids airbrush kit at a secondhand store for a couple bucks, but it didnt work. Bummer, but we could use our mouths and blow out the back of the pens and get the airbrushing to work. So we have been playing with it this weekend. I made this Doctor Who Dont Blink sign today,

The kit came with some stencils, but I had some scrapbook letters that I used cheap scrapbook tape to tape it to the canvas so I could get the verbage I wanted.

Then I just taped the letters on, and rearranged a few times until I got them exactly how I wanted, and finally did the airbrushing.

After 15 minutes I just picked all the letters off, and was left with my cool new Doctor Who sign for my wall.
With the stencils that came with the kit my daughter and I messed around and made some signs for her wall

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